July 9: Off-Campus Computers Infected With DNSChanger Will Stop Working on the Internet
- By Dean Jay Williams
Update: The deadline mentioned below has been extended 120 days, until July 9, 2012. For information, see "Court: 4 More Months for DNSChanger-Infected PCs."
Do you use a Windows or Macintosh computer off-campus? If it is infected with certain malicious software, Internet functions (email, web browsing, and so on) may stop working on March 8. That is when a court order protecting computers from some of the effects of the DNSChanger trojan expires. To test whether your computer is infected, you may want to run the tests documented by the DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG) .
For more information, do a search for "DNSChanger", or read these articles.
Truth about the March 8 Internet doomsday
Prosecutors request more time for trojan removal
500,000 zombie PCs imperiled as expiration of court order approaches
Current UVM students and employees who need help can call the Helpline at 802 656-2604 or use the self help options online.